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Welcome!

Welcome to the Roseland Free Public Library website! We are continuously working to update and include all the information you are looking for. Check back often for new events and information. Also, be sure to look at our pages and calendars for Children, Teens, Adults, Wellness, and Friends of the Library for extra events that may not appear on our home page.

To register for an event online, go to Event Registration on the right of our homepage.
Need more information? Call us at 973-226-8636.


UPDATED HOURSMONDAY-THURSDAY 9 AM-8 PM*  FRIDAY 9 AM-5 PM  SATURDAY 10 AM-3 PM

*MONDAY-THURSDAY 5-8 PM CURBSIDE SERVICE ONLY



 


News & Announcements
Updated Schedule
In response to the rising number of Covid-19 cases, our Monday-Thursday hours are now 9 am-5 pm, with only curbside pickup available 5-8 pm on those days. The rest of the week will remain the same: Friday 9 am-5 pm and Saturday 10 am-3 pm.
Grab-n-Go Train Craft & Virtual Holiday Train Show
All our train kits have been spoken for! If you signed up, pick up your kits 9 am-7 pm on Tuesday, December 1. Mr. C's Holiday Train Exhibit will not be in our Community Room this year. Instead, the Friends of the Library will be hosting a Virtual Holiday Train Show featuring YOUR painted trains! Once you decorate your trains, send a picture to laurenroselandlibrary@gmail.com by Friday, December 4, at 3 pm so that they can be in our Virtual Holiday Train Show.
Virtual Guided Meditation
Thursday, December 3, at 7 pm: Tune in to a virtual guided meditation class with Amy Rutledge. RSVP required - more details on the Adult or Wellness tabs of library website.
Holiday Vendors' Market Now through December 7
We are happy to host a Virtual Holiday Vendors’ Market in support of small local businesses! Check out tons of cool merchandise in time for holiday shopping. Online shopping will continue through 7 pm on Monday, December 7. Click on the Holiday Vendors' Market button for vendor descriptions and links.
DIY Essential Oils Mixology Party
Join us for a fun n' festive virtual mixology party on Thursday, December 10, at 8 pm. Amp up your cocktail hour with the health benefits of essential oils and the antioxidant properties of wolfberries. Limited to 12 registrants. Please RSVP by Thursday, December 3. Check our Adult or Wellness tabs for more details.
Friends Fundraiser Extended through December 15
Our Mary Kay Fundraiser to benefit the Friends of the Roseland Free Public Library has been extended to December 15. Use the link provided to view the catalog and contact Lina Lee at lindamarie124@me.com for more info or to purchase. The Friends will receive 10% of all profits.
Teen Holiday Cookie Contest
Teens, can your unique holiday cookie creation win a prize? Submit a photograph and description of your holiday cookies by 7 pm on Thursday, December 17. Individual and team entries accepted. All holiday themes welcome. Email your entries to laurenroselandlibrary@gmail.com. Good luck and thank you for participating!
Reserve Now: Kids' Holiday Crafts to Go
Check out our grab-n-go holiday craft kids in our Children's tab. You will find something for both little and big kids to create in celebration of Hanukkah and Christmas! You must reserve one kit per child by using the Event Registration on our website, and note the pickup days for your selected crafts. Roseland residents only.
College Prep Tips & Practice PSAT
Check out our Teen tab for links to college prep-related webinars on topics such as college essay writing, successful note-taking, practice PSAT, and other useful tips.
Self Check Out Is Here
We’re excited to announce that we now have a self-checkout station. It’s easy to use, and staff are available to help you if needed. Try it out today!
Limited Work and Study Spaces Now Open
There is now limited seating available for working or studying at the library. We are still not allowing tutoring at this time, but individuals may work at designated tables. Seating is available on a first come, first serve basis. There is a one-hour time limit on computer use, but no time limit on study tables.
REOPENING: Phase 2 Underway
In addition to our curbside and homebound delivery services, we are permitting a maximum of 25 people inside the library at once. Patrons may use our computers and browse our collections, but no gathering in groups. No more than 4 people in the computer room at once, and computer use will be limited to 1 hour. All patrons must wear masks, with nose and mouth completely covered. Anyone under the age of 14 must be accompanied by an adult. Please maintain appropriate social distance (at least 6 feet) from other patrons and staff.
Curbside Pickup Service
Curbside Pickup is available! To arrange, call 973-226-8636 or visit www.bccls.org. Let us know once you arrive at the library, and we will deliver your materials to your car.
No Book Donations, Please
Although we normally appreciate and accept your donations, we are not taking book donations at this time, so please refrain from brining donation items to the library until further notice.
Vox Books Are Here
We are excited to offer "talking" Vox Books to our young patrons! Learn more about these great children's books here!
Electronic Resources
Your library card is still your ticket to many places by giving you access to our electronic resources. Click on the Technology tab and look through the E-Resources menu on this home page.
Homebound Delivery Service
Stuck at home with an injury or other situation that makes getting to the library impossible? Try our Homebound Delivery Service! Call the library at 973-226-8636 and arrange to have your items delivered to your home! PLEASE NOTE: THIS SERVICE IS FOR ROSELAND FREE PUBLIC LIBRARY PATRONS WHO ARE ROSELAND RESIDENTS ONLY.
Museum Pass Program
Patrons may borrow our museum passes! Please call participating museums to check hours/if they are open. Check our Museums tab for more details.
Pay Your Fines Online
Roseland Free Public Library patrons can now pay any library fines online! Just go to www.bccls.org —> My Account —> Fines & Fees
Make the Most of HOOPLA
HOOPLA is back for our patrons! Go to www.hoopladigital.com and enter your library card information to download free music, movies, television programs, audiobooks, and ebooks with no late fees. Please note: each patron is entitled to any EIGHT downloads per month.
Leveled Reading List Books Available
Noecker Kids & Parents: We now have a list of books available at the library for the leveled reading system used at Noecker Elementary School. All you have to do is inquire at the Circulation Desk, and you can see a list of books at your child's current level that we have available.
Mobile Hotspots Available
Mobile Hotspots are now available for our patrons who are Roseland residents! Available to patrons 18 or older with a valid driver's license and valid Roseland Free Public Library card. Each hotspot provides internet access for up to 10 devices. Reservations are on a first-come, first-served basis, and the loan period is 14 days. There will be a $5 per day late fee and $100 replacement fee if lost.


Friends of the Library Mary Kay Fundraiser
Holiday Vendors' Market
Calendar & Event Registration
Museum Reservations

Staff Pics
BCCLS How-To Video
Thank you to a local family, The Wohltmanns, for putting together this instructional video on navigating the BCCLS website. We hope our patrons find it helpful!
Book Club Pick
Our latest pick offers an enticing blend of history and scandal!